Friday 22nd September 2017,
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Leafs Clean House — Nonis and Horachek Fired

Leafs Clean House — Nonis and Horachek Fired

Toronto didn’t waste much time, firing Interim Coach Peter Horachek and General Manager Dave Nonis on the first day of the offseason. Sloppy and disinterested play soon became the hallmark of the Maple Leafs, as snipers like Kessel and Kadri slumped and the club slid into irrelevance. The front office purge is aggressive and wide-reaching: [...]

April 12, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, NHL 0

Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs

Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs should be great. They have an enormous fanbase, and their organization is the wealthiest in the National Hockey League, independently appraised at a staggering $1.5 billion. Despite these advantages, the Leafs are floundering, taking their place among the bottom-feeding Sabres, Oilers, and Coyotes. Their season has been tainted by press scandals, [...]

April 9, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Fixing the San Jose Sharks

Fixing the San Jose Sharks

Once a former Western Conference powerhouse, the San Jose Sharks have slipped from the playoff picture for the first time in eleven years. This result seems appropriate for a club that was thoroughly humiliated by the LA Kings in the first round of last season’s playoffs, losing four consecutive playoff games and blowing a three [...]

April 8, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Unrest in Blues Locker Room? Allen Assumes Starting Role, Elliot Vocal About Benching

Unrest in Blues Locker Room? Allen Assumes Starting Role, Elliot Vocal About Benching

Ken Hitchcock is sticking with “the hot hand” down the stretch. Jake Allen gets the nod for Tuesday’s pivotal showdown with the Winnipeg Jets… and will likely be the guy for the remaining games against Chicago and Dallas. This also means (obviously) Brian Elliot has been benched. And he’s not happy about it. No doubt, [...]

April 7, 2015 Mike Frazier Headlines, NHL 0

Fixing the Edmonton Oilers

Fixing the Edmonton Oilers

Remember when the Oilers were good? Long since removed from their dynastic domination of the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers are a shell of their former greatness. While other teams in the Western Conference scratch and claw for playoff positioning, the Oilers are 30 wins behind division leaders. They are remarkably bad, having lost an astounding [...]

April 7, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Who’s the Best Goaltender in the NHL?

Who’s the Best Goaltender in the NHL?

Ask any NHL fan or analyst who the best player in the league is, and you’ll hear plenty of the same names repeated over and over again. Crosby, Stamkos, Toews, Kane, and Tavares. Ask which goaltender is the best, and suddenly the list gets quite a bit longer. Rinne, Quick, Price, Raask, Bishop, Bobrovsky, and [...]

April 7, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Hall of Shame: HHOF Appoints Former Toronto Crack Mayor Rob Ford to Board of Directors

Hall of Shame: HHOF Appoints Former Toronto Crack Mayor Rob Ford to Board of Directors

The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that it has elected Rob Ford (yes, that Rob Ford) to its Board of Directors. I’m not one for sanctimonious browbeating, and Ford has no doubt suffered enough under the suffocating media coverage that enveloped him many months ago. He’s also enduring rehab and abdominal cancer, so I’m [...]

April 6, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, Hot Seat, NHL 0

Ryan Reaves Pulls His Own Tooth From Bench

Ryan Reaves Pulls His Own Tooth From Bench

Teeth are highly overrated, don’t you think? Each time the Blues and Blackhawks meet, it promises to be physical and chippy to say the least. Sunday Night’s game at the United Center was no different with just a week to go in the regular season and significant playoff implications on the line. During the second [...]

April 6, 2015 Mike Frazier Hot Seat, NHL 0

NHL Coaches on the Brink

NHL Coaches on the Brink

Playoff races are heating up as the regular season hits the home stretch. Consequently, a select few coaches are also feeling the heat. A few coaches that could find themselves in the unemployment line come season’s end. Todd McLellan – San Jose Seat Temperature: Scalding This may be a slam dunk firing. The Sharks are [...]

April 2, 2015 Mike Frazier Headlines, NHL 1

WATCH: Dustin Byfuglien Devastates J.T Miller with Cross-Check to Head

WATCH: Dustin Byfuglien Devastates J.T Miller with Cross-Check to Head

The Department of Player Safety has already confirmed Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing (and probably a suspension) after performing this amateur chiropractic adjustment on J.T Miller: Byfuglien’s crosscheck is irresponsible on many different levels. The Jets are right in the middle of the most critical juncture of their homestretch push for [...]

April 2, 2015 Adam Steevens Balltribe TV, NHL 1